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10-19-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 871
Posted By Happy Feet

Sorry edited that last bit while you posted. If I...

Sorry edited that last bit while you posted. If I didn't know better I would think you did not like the new look ;)
10-19-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 871
Posted By Happy Feet

Well.. everything in its season. I do long...

Well.. everything in its season.
I do long distance riding and layerwd road kit is the best performing, lightest system going. But, racing aside, it is somewhat fragile and not as protective off...
10-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

By all means! That's the beauty of these threads....

By all means! That's the beauty of these threads. I spend hours scouring them sometimes when I am on the search for information. All things old Norco are welcome :)



Thanks T-Mar, that's...
10-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 871
Posted By Happy Feet

None of this is working out the way the...

None of this is working out the way the detractors had hoped :)

This is what I have been wearing mtbing lately (for more warmth in the fall). A merino wool long sleeve and a gilet as a wind break...
10-19-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I'm going to check the...

Thanks for the info T-Mar, I'm going to check the seat post diameter today.

I will probably not go crazy OEM but haven't ruled it out completely and am interested in the brochure page if you can...
10-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

T-Mar, any idea if the tubes are double butted? ...

T-Mar, any idea if the tubes are double butted?
I tagged you in the post above but don't think it worked so I quoted you for the notification.
I can't find much of anything about it on the webs.
10-18-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 871
Posted By Happy Feet

Yes, totally unlike spending $200 dollars for...

Yes, totally unlike spending $200 dollars for race specific clothing to ride ones bike on the road. Rapha club anyone? https://www.rapha.cc/ca/en/

To the the French it is not enough to do...
10-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

IDK? The tag is torn right where it might have...

IDK? The tag is torn right where it might have said so. On top it says Cro-Mo seamless tubing.

I bet T-Mar knows. I can't find a catalog page describing it online.
10-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By Happy Feet

That last analogy reminds me of something I ran...

That last analogy reminds me of something I ran across the other day...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47939871893_793e454b8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3hnHp)
10-17-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

An interesting note is that the bike looks tall...

An interesting note is that the bike looks tall for the 26" wheels. It is a larger frame. If I could find brakes to bridge the difference I could easily stick 650b or probably 700c wheels in the...
10-17-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

Did some work today on the Norco, basically...

Did some work today on the Norco, basically swapping parts back and forth to get an idea of what I want before tearing it down for the rebuild. ATM I'm leaning more towards period correct (ish)...
10-17-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By Happy Feet

If I have proved anything to myself in life it is...

If I have proved anything to myself in life it is that salmon cannot ride fixed gear because their legs are too short. What a shortsighted evolutionary design that was.
...
10-17-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By Happy Feet

In my experience, a 36T cog will fit fine. I have...

In my experience, a 36T cog will fit fine. I have tried a 40T on a bike or two. On the first it was working for a while with the stock deore derailer and then wound up with a long cage tourney...
10-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,961
Posted By Happy Feet

The argument about whether we create our own...

The argument about whether we create our own proteins or not reminds me of a similar one about organic manure and fertilizer salts in Horticulture college back when organic was being introduced as a...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,236
Posted By Happy Feet

Overlooking Columbia Lake, Kootenays BC. The...

Overlooking Columbia Lake, Kootenays BC. The start of the Columbia River system that terminates in Oregon.

http://i.imgur.com/tQlcLcuh.jpg (https://imgur.com/tQlcLcu)
10-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,961
Posted By Happy Feet

Vegetarians and other fad dieters? Nice to...

Vegetarians and other fad dieters?

Nice to know I've been part of a fad for the last 20 years.
Now I'm curious where all those keto converts went to... Last year it was all you heard about. This...
10-16-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By Happy Feet

What if you made a coaster unicycle, but put a...

What if you made a coaster unicycle, but put a second wheel on the back so it would be easier for people to balance. That would catch on like wildfire!

Pros: more people would ride unicycles. They...
10-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By Happy Feet

And no brakes: Reckless macho clowns. Funny,...

And no brakes: Reckless macho clowns.

Funny, calling other people names only makes me feel better for a little while...
10-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By Happy Feet

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to...

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to be macho is like saying people who ride unicycles want to be clowns.
10-15-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

Thank you Graham, for that excellently detailed...

Thank you Graham, for that excellently detailed response :)
10-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

I think we may be talking at cross purposes here....

I think we may be talking at cross purposes here. My point is that the suggestion that 29" is the same as 28" as 700c and these sizes have been around for a long time, or that it is all just the...
10-14-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

The problem with thinking modern 29r design was...

The problem with thinking modern 29r design was always around isn't regarding tire diameter, it's rim width. A modern 29r mtb tire won't fit a previously available 700c rim. Just like my 4.6" fat...
10-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

This is an 84 Diamondback Ridge Runner. Note...

This is an 84 Diamondback Ridge Runner.
Note the similar geometry to the Norco above and frame detail. Not really hybrid in any way.
...
10-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

If you want to advance a hypothesis you need to...

If you want to advance a hypothesis you need to use more precise language. I don't think anyone ever marketed a "normal" bike. What are you talking about?

FWIW, these are 28x2.0 tires. I don't...
10-14-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

That could be confused with a 90's 700c hybrid. ...

That could be confused with a 90's 700c hybrid.

I think when one asks "who invented" there are different ways of looking at it, as noted by others. Who first put 29" wheels on a bike? Who...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 206,236
Posted By Happy Feet

Some animals from this summer ...

Some animals from this summer

http://i.imgur.com/tsgm2U7l.jpg (https://imgur.com/tsgm2U7)
http://i.imgur.com/ipBEan3l.jpg (https://imgur.com/ipBEan3)
http://i.imgur.com/aEJiFECl.jpg...
10-13-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Happy Feet

It is interesting, in the Nino article, that he...

It is interesting, in the Nino article, that he says the dropper is one of the best inventions for bikes. He doesn't use one only because he thinks they haven't made them good enough for his style of...
10-11-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Happy Feet

I don't think they do at all. If people don't...

I don't think they do at all. If people don't know how to use QR's it's not because of the tabs - it's because they don't know how to use QR's. The tab simply safe guards those people so the wheel...
10-11-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

You are correct, just double checked. 1990. As a...

You are correct, just double checked. 1990. As a weak excuse I will say I have too many projects on the go :(

I am still tweaking that build BTW. Just ordered some linear compressionless brake...
10-11-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 873
Posted By Happy Feet

I've never understood the argument against QR...

I've never understood the argument against QR retention tabs. I wrench on bikes as a hobby and find them a real... non issue. I know how to unwind a QR a couple of turns so that helps.

Someone...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Happy Feet

I might also suggest a large volume bikepacking...

I might also suggest a large volume bikepacking seatpost bag, but the "knee safety boots" might not fit the shape. https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/seat-bags/Spinelock16
...
10-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

It's an 89 Nishiki Barbarian, their e-stay...

It's an 89 Nishiki Barbarian, their e-stay variation. Considered a mid to lower grade model, I was very impressed by the quality of frame construction when I stripped it down.
Gun Blued the frame...
10-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

Another day, another piece of the puzzle. Saw...

Another day, another piece of the puzzle.
Saw this for $40 and decided to add it to the parts department. 1986 Kuwahara Mesa. It will serve as a donor here for the wheelset and stem, allowing the...
10-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,363
Posted By Happy Feet

This reminded me of the original tires on my old...

This reminded me of the original tires on my old 90's 700c Trek Multitrack. Not exactly knobby but I loved the traction and low rolling resistance.
...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Happy Feet

And now for an actually helpful post... I...

And now for an actually helpful post...

I recently bought a Carradice rack for my saddlebag. It is detachable and works with several sizes of bag. Mine is a Carradry that expands to about 15L.
If...
10-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Happy Feet

At 61, I would say lesson number 1 is know your...

At 61, I would say lesson number 1 is know your limits. The mtb scene is often pumped up for a younger crowd that still has a sense of immortality and faster healing times. The problem with trying...
10-07-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks for that. I just read up on...

Thanks for that.
I just read up on compressionless housings and that sounds like a big part of my problem. No matter how close I set the calipers there is too much squish in the system. I think I am...
10-07-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Happy Feet

I have a set for the front of my current bike....

I have a set for the front of my current bike. Just have to put them on. The rear had a U brake so V's won't fit but I swapped out a set of more modern cross levers as the U was so heavy. What a...
10-07-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Happy Feet

Can you show what you think moustache bars are?

Can you show what you think moustache bars are?
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By Happy Feet

Post 28 in this thread...

Post 28 in this thread https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1214459-different-types-cycllst-2.html#post21731888

I don't have an opinion on the bike one way or the other but I...
10-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks! That describes it pretty well. Ugh....

Thanks!

That describes it pretty well. Ugh. I need that stem for another bike project (one of the reasons I bought this one). Oh well we'll have to think about this...
10-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks T-Mar, I was going to tag you at some...

Thanks T-Mar, I was going to tag you at some point to ask about the rims and derailer. I thought they were as you describe and have sets very similar, if not the same. Intentionally going back to NOS...
10-06-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Happy Feet

I like what you say about being subjectively fun....

I like what you say about being subjectively fun.

One thing I am noticing now is that the biggest need for advancement I require isn't gearing or suspension, it's braking. I love cantis for most...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By Happy Feet

I think, to be fair, you should show a picture of...

I think, to be fair, you should show a picture of your bike set-up. It's not a normal configuration by any means so a lot if what people are offering probably doesn't apply.
10-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Happy Feet

Ps. Valley Runner first appears in the 1987...

Ps. Valley Runner first appears in the 1987 catalog.
10-06-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Happy Feet

What would you like to know? If you provide the...

What would you like to know? If you provide the serial number we could probably get a year. First letter denotes the year
M-84
O-85
P-86
etc...

As is, it's an early example of mtb most likely...
10-05-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

A couple of other decals. 1980's era Norco...

A couple of other decals.

1980's era Norco badge
http://i.imgur.com/1szYPmnl.jpg (https://imgur.com/1szYPmn)

Mountain series (in case you didn't know already)
http://i.imgur.com/KjaJhHdl.jpg...
10-05-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Happy Feet

1984 Norco Sasquatch Rebuild

As the title says, this is where I will document my latest winter project.

I've just recently read Fat Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly and I'm all re energized about early era mtbs, especially the...
10-05-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Happy Feet

It's funny that you mentioned BMX because I am...

It's funny that you mentioned BMX because I am reminded (by this bike in particular) how SS mtb resembles that genre.

The singlespeed let's me feel the terrain more directly in the sense that I...
10-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Happy Feet

After rereading the thread a couple of times I...

After rereading the thread a couple of times I think you are correct (that it isn't the problem he's trying to solve).

Someone wanted to use it on a battery.
He said no.
Knows how to use grease...
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